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WAYS TO GIVE
Thank you for considering a gift to Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (AWS). Financial support from generous donors like you is critical to continue our programs of rescue, care, and placement of the roughly 500 pets saved each year.
Your gift today will provide urgent care to homeless and abandoned pets right now, when they need it most. With your support, Animal Welfare Society, Inc., can rescue animals and help them recover and thrive, while they patiently await adoption into their loving and permanent homes. One-time gifts are appreciated and welcome, and recurring gifts make what we do possible by sustaining our organization and our efforts.
We offer two categories of gifts to help you achieve your charitable goals:
General operating or unrestricted gifts
Unrestricted gifts allow AWS the flexibility to use your gift wherever the need is greatest and is the most valuable way to support AWS at this time.
You can designate that your gift to AWS go toward one of three restricted funds: AWS Sponsor a Pet Program, Medical Emergency Fund, Seniors for Seniors Fund.
AWS SPONSOR A PET PROGRAM
Love Animals but Can’t Adopt?
Do the Next Best Thing – Sponsor a Pet!
While every animal at the shelter is available for adoption to the right home, a few are harder to place and some may never find homes. The AWS Sponsor a Pet Program is designed to help us give extra care to these "special-needs animals,” as well as to help support the rest of our animals until they find the right homes. A minimum gift of $250 or a recurring gift of $20 or more is required. A recurring gift is a great way to show year-round care and concern for these pets. Your monthly support will help provide ongoing care for as long as your chosen pet needs it. When you become a monthly contributor, your name will appear on that pet’s page for as long as he or she is available for adoption. You will also receive a letter of appreciation and a quarterly update of all the special needs pets. If your chosen pet is adopted, you will have an opportunity to choose another pet. SPONSOR A PET
MEDICAL EMERGENCY FUND
Some of the animals we rescue have been hurt or injured; strays and abandoned animals are often hit by vehicles on the road or experience another type of trauma. Donations to this fund will be restricted to animal medical emergencies. When you become a monthly sponsor of the Medical Emergency Fund you will receive a quarterly update of all the medical emergency pets. EMERGENCY MEDICAL FUND
SENIORS FOR SENIORS FUND
Our Seniors for Seniors program enables senior citizens with limited resources experience the joy of pet companionship. Research shows that caring for an animal such as a dog or cat can boost a senior individual’s self-confidence and improve their health and overall quality of life. AWS will waive 100% of the fee so that a senior citizen (age 60 and older) can adopt a senior cat or dog (age 8 years or older). SENIORS FOR SENIORS
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
DONATE YOUR AUTOMOBILE
Donating your older, unused vehicle is a great way to support the work of Animal Welfare Society, Inc. To learn more, simply click the link provided here, and you will be taken to Donationline.com vehicle donation center. In addition to cars, Donationline.com accepts the donation of boats, RVs, trucks, motorcycles, jet skis, and snowmobiles. DONATE A VEHICLE
We invite you to consider a legacy gift either through a bequest, will, or estate. Gifts of this type ensure your love of animals will continue for years to come. Through your legacy gift, you will provide the stability our pets need today and the ability to plan for their needs in the future. In addition, we accept gifts of securities, life insurance policies, retirement plan assets, and charitable trusts. LEGACY BEQUESTS
In addition to these giving opportunities, Animal Welfare Society, Inc. participates in the Connecticut Community Foundation’s Give Local, a 36-hour online give-a-thon that brings the Waterbury and Litchfield Hills region together to raise money and awareness for the vital work of hundreds of local charities. Please look for our invitation to join this effort in April of the coming year.
Donating food or supplies is a great way to help the more than 500 pets that receive care and shelter from us in the course of a year. These are items we use frequently and are often in need of replenishing. You can help our pets by donating items currently on our Shelter General Needs List. Each and every item donated from our general needs list makes a tremendous difference in the lives of pets that we aid. If you would like to help by donating an item that is currently on our Shelter General Needs List, please see the list below, or can go to our Amazon Wishlist. Be sure to check the list before making a purchase, as our needs tend to vary from month to month.
AWS Amazon Wishlist
For quick and easy online shopping, AWS also maintains an AWS “Wishlist” on Amazon.com. Simply keep a record of your purchase for the shelter for applicable tax deductions for your donation. Amazon Prime Members please remember shipping to AWS is always free. AWS AMAZON WISH LIST
SHELTER “GENERAL NEEDS” LIST
Kuranda® Dog Beds
Quality Dog Food
Dog Biscuits and Treats
Large Raw Hides/Bones
Medium Raw Hides/Bones
Giggling Peek-A-Treat Balls
Trash Bags 4-gallon
Kitchen Trash Bags 13-gallon
Heavy Duty 40-Gallon Black Trash Bags
Kuranda® Cat Towers
Small Blankets for Cats
Cat Litter (Non-clumping ONLY)
Cat/Kitten Dry Food
– Dry/Canned (no fish)
Cat Chow Dry Cat Food
– Canned Cat Food (no fish)
AWS Website Donation Page
K-9 Advantix for Dogs
Frontline for Cats
Heart Worm Preventative
Wisdom Panel Canine DNA Test
OFFICE SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Gift Certificates to Pet Supply Stores
Gas Station Gift Cards
To send a Kuranda Dog or Cat Bed directly to the shelter at a discount price with free shipping to the lower 48 states, click here: KURANA SHELTER BEDS.
“STRETCH & SCRATCH”
The best exercise and stress relief tool for shelter cats. Our cats love 'em. They offer free shipping with quantity orders: STRETCH & SCRATCH
Do you shop on Amazon?
Did you know that by shopping on Amazon you can support AWS, too?
Through the AmazonSmile program, Amazon.com will now give 0.5% of qualified purchases to AWS. All you have to do is use the AmazonSmile website and choose Animal Welfare Society, New Milford CT as your preferred charity. You will find all the same great products and prices as Amazon.com with the added benefit of supporting AWS.
It’s easy to sign-up.
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Animal Welfare Society
8 Dodd Road
New Milford, CT 06776
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Animal Welfare Society is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.